I am coming here to share my new vlog with you from a photo shoot I did with Roy Ikoroha in the city centre. Vinnette Grant lent me her beautiful red dress for the shoot with “My Samsonite” case on my 40th birthday.
Guess what, we lost the balloons. I wasn’t too sad about that, as I would need to come back home with it behind my chair, looking a little strange kkkkkkkkk.
Also everyone was wishing Happy Birthday which was cute and weird. People are so friendly. I had a such good time. For more please look the video and leave your comments or suggestions. I really appreciate that.
I had the opportunity to do this photo shoot with amazing brands like Paul Magen, Valdenize
Soares, Judith Leiber represented by Sangeeta Assomull and with the fantastic photographer Sikandar. The stylist was Saskia Rowlans and the makeup was by Hanna Soraya.
The outfits are amazing. It was a very cold day, around -1 degrees Celsius and we were taking the photographs outside. I think you will agree that the results are stunning. Special thanks to Saskia for putting everything together.
The lifestyle of a model is not all glamour. It requires a lot of hard work sometimes in extreme temperatures. It was a great pleasure to work on this project with such great people. We had great fun working as a team and the results you can see in the video below.
If you would like to follow any of these brands or professionals on Instagram here are their addresses.
Recently I attended the London Ethnic Boutique event, which was an amazing opportunity to further explore my passion for fashion. During my day there, I discovered plenty of amazing brands, along with a plethora of fantastic, inspiring people to share the experience with. One of my favourite brand on display was most certainly Rua Luja.
What can I say, other than I adore everything about their range of items? They’re a London based fashion label, which is part of London Organic – a company which supports those that supply organic clothing.
Predominantly, they stock long, elegant dresses that look fabulous. If you’re searching for a dress that will ensure you look glamourous for a special occasion, then Rua Luja may be the perfect choice. Plus, they stock a variety of different long dresses, so there’ll be something for everyone.
Now, other than what you see on the exterior, the brand has wonderful morals, values and beliefs if you dig a little deeper. For instance, they sell fur jackets, which I must admit, look divine. But, all of the fur that they use has been validated for being cruelty-free, which shows they have a conscience, and want to appreciate all living things on this planet.
Talking of fur jackets, I did manage to try one on during the event, and I honestly couldn’t fault it. You see, being a wheelchair-user, I often find it difficult to source clothes, especially jackets, because they seem to get caught in the wheels. To put it simply, finding the right jacket is a nightmare.
However, the length on the Rua Luja fur jacket is absolutely spot on, which I was amazed at; it doesn’t interfere with the wheels whatsoever. As I spent quite a while at the Rua Luja stand, I was able to try on most of their range, as well as delve into the finer details. Something that stood out to me, was that everything is extremely affordable, despite the high-quality materials.
All in all, I had a terrific day at the London Ethnic Boutique event, and I’m super-happy that I discovered Rua Luja. If you want to check them out, then either visit their website, or their Instagram (both links will be below).
In this youtube video, I give 5 tips on what to wear on your legs. I explore what is comfortable, practical for my active and adventurous lifestyle and fashionable. I give some insight into the colours that I like at the moment, look at how one item can be used for a variety of looks, and give some ideas for wheelchair users in choosing clothes to wear as not all traditional clothes designs are ideal.
I focus on the practicality of clothes for travel and an active lifestyle so I go for clothes that do not crease and do not need to be ironed when I arrive at a destination. It means I can look good with minimal effort.
Take a look at the video in the link below, let me know what you think and give me feedback on the type of information you would like to see in future videos. I look forward to hearing from you. I hope that you enjoy it.